What does BUFF mean?

Definitions for BUFFbʌf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fan, buff, devotee, lover(noun)

    an ardent follower and admirer

  2. buff(noun)

    a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

  3. buff(noun)

    bare skin; naked

    "swimming in the buff"

  4. yellowish brown, raw sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown(noun)

    a medium to dark tan color

  5. buff, buffer(adj)

    an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

  6. buff(verb)

    of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather

  7. buffet, buff(verb)

    strike, beat repeatedly

    "The wind buffeted him"

  8. buff, burnish, furbish(verb)

    polish and make shiny

    "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"


  1. buff(Noun)

    Undyed leather from the skin of buffalo or similar animals.

  2. buff(Noun)

    A tool, often one covered with buff leather, used for polishing.

  3. buff(Noun)

    A military coat made of buff leather.

  4. buff(Noun)

    A person who is very interested in a particular subject; an enthusiast.

    Heu2019s a history buff.

  5. buff(Noun)

    An effect that makes a gaming character stronger.

  6. buff(Noun)

    Compressive coupler force that occurs during a slack bunched condition.

  7. buff(Verb)

    To polish and make shiny.

  8. buff(Verb)

    To make a character stronger.

    The enchanter buffed the paladin to prepare him to fight the dragon.

  9. buff(Adjective)

    Of the color of buff leather, a brownish yellow.

  10. buff(Adjective)

    : Unusually muscular. (also buffed or buffed out)

    The bouncer was a big, buff dude with tattoos, a shaved head, and a serious scowl.

  11. buff(Adjective)


  12. Origin: From buffe, from buffle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buff(noun)

    a sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner

  2. Buff(noun)

    the color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown

  3. Buff(noun)

    a military coat, made of buff leather

  4. Buff(noun)

    the grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a

  5. Buff(adj)

    a wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc

  6. Buff(adj)

    the bare skin; as, to strip to the buff

  7. Buff(adj)

    made of buff leather

  8. Buff(adj)

    of the color of buff

  9. Buff(verb)

    to polish with a buff. See Buff, n., 5

  10. Buff(verb)

    to strike

  11. Buff(noun)

    a buffet; a blow; -- obsolete except in the phrase "Blindman's buff."

  12. Buff(adj)

    firm; sturdy


  1. Buff

    Buff is the pale yellow-brown colour of the un-dyed leather of several animals. As a quaternary colour, it is the darker colour produced by an equal mix of the tertiary colours citron and russet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Buff

    buf, n. a pliant and uncracking leather used for soldiers' belts and other military purposes, made out of salted and dried South American light ox and cow hides: a military coat: the colour of buff: a light yellow: the bare skin: (pl.) certain regiments in the British army, so named from their buff-coloured facings—e.g. East Kent Regiment, Ross-shire Buffs.—ns. Buff′-coat, a strong military coat: a soldier; Buff′-wheel, Buff′-stick, a wheel or stick covered with buff-leather or the like, and sprinkled with emery, for polishing.—In buff, naked. [Fr. buffle, a buffalo.]

  2. Buff

    buf, n. (obs.) a buffet, blow, or stroke.—v.t. to strike. [O. Fr. buffe, a blow.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BUFF in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BUFF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vader Williamson:

    When I was born my mother wanted me to be named Junior, after my father. But my dad was a' Star Wars' buff, he was so enamored with Darth Vader that he was like,' This would be one bad name for our son.

  2. Kat Van Kirk:

    This means it can help fortify your overall health and be better on your stomach so you won’t feel sluggish during sex, she says. RELATED: Shirtless Nick Jonas Explains How He Got His New Buff Body 5. There's even a beer specifically engineered to enhance performance. 50 Shades of Green is basically like green juice and Viagra combined. It uses ginseng, ginkgo biloba and damiana to achieve increased sexual desire, blood flow and nerve stimulation.

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